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Regional Purchasing Manager Job


Location: 

King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Procurement / Purchasing
Posting Date:  Jul 13, 2021

The Regional Purchasing Manager reports to the Director – Capital & Regional Procurement.  Other positions that report to this manager include: Regional Manager (4), Lead Strategic Purchasing Manager Capital (1).

 

Regional Purchasing Manager (RPM), for Indirect Purchasing for ten (10) U.S. based sites.  This individual will have category responsibility and accountability for designated categories of spend for goods and services including but not limited to MRO, capital projects, and maintenance.  Category assignments to be assigned after selections are made and will be based on spend, individual experience and strengths.  The RPM will facilitate aligning their assigned sites with strategic procurement’ and other regional category strategies as part of central led procurement team, and departmental objectives.  Oversee rollout of new or existing categories to assigned sites and provide status updates.  Will develop site based and regional strategy and implement these strategies for assigned sites, working collaboratively with the internal customers to achieve savings and to optimize value for Arkema.  Create and execute sourcing strategies for local and regional spend, including capital projects managed at the local level. Ongoing supplier management and contract ownership, including identification of cost savings opportunities and manage supplier base to achieve agreed upon performance metrics.  Oversee site based or regional buyers with tactical responsibility for ensuring that buyer-led sourcing events are conducted in accordance with policy. 

 

Key Activities and Responsibilities

 

Site Specific and Regional Sourcing Strategies for Operating Expenditures (OPEX) (40%)

  • Collaborate with leadership to Identify relevant sourcing strategies for site, region and category
  • Perform supply market research for relevant category and strategy
  • Analyze and execute (after analysis of market, customer requirements, pricing, category etc.) strategy for regional categories
  • Develop and implement cost improvement programs and report savings and other metrics
  • Develop cross functional teams to assist in category strategy and implementation
  • Manage multiple suppliers for long term relationships and continuous value add
  • Develop and execute contracts and manage service level agreements
  • Communicate to stakeholders, customers and project teams on progress, barriers, results, and new opportunities

 

Site Specific and Regional Sourcing Strategies for Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) (40%)

 

  • Identify relevant sourcing strategies for small to mid-size capital projects at assigned sites
  • Perform supply market research for relevant category and strategy
  • Analyze and execute (after analysis of market, customer requirements, pricing, category etc.) sourcing strategy for regional CAPEX projects
  • Obtain stakeholder buy-in prior to initiation of CAPEX strategy and award of work
  • Manage multiple suppliers for long term relationships and continuous value add
  • Develop and execute contracts and manage service level agreements
  • Communicate to stakeholders, customers and project teams on progress, barriers, results, and new opportunities

 

Communication, Coordination, and Issue Resolution (20%)

  • Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations.  Agree to exceptions when policies or using a contracted policy will not be met.
  • Implement world-class procurement practices and technology including e-sourcing, on-line auctions etc.
  • Manage supplier complaints and site or regional specific supplier performance issues by working with the supplier and BU/Plants to determine root cause through resolution, and track the complaint through close.  Continue to monitor to ensure issues are not repeated.
  • Liaison between Goods and Services Purchasing (Indirect), BU’s and plants.
  • Participate and supports internal audits as needed.

 

NOTE: Some travel will be required (approximately 30%)

 

Context and Environment

 

  • This position will work closely with the other Regional Managers, Strategic Managers, and employees who submit purchase Goods and Services from their assigned sites.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

 

Required Education/Qualifications /Work Experience

 

  • BS in Engineering (preferred); or BS or BA in Business or Supply Chain or related field
  • Four Plus Years of  Procurement, Strategic Sourcing Or Supply Chain Experience
  • Two plus years in MRO procurement (preferred)
  • Plant (chemical) experience (preferred)
  • SAP knowledge and experience a plus
  • Multiple site management
  • Buyer – personnel management 
  • CPM (preferred)

 

Demonstrated Competencies

 

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent listening and communication skills to effectively interface with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Ability to influencing others
  • Effective decision-making capacity
  • Must Be Proficient In Microsoft Office

 

 

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

 

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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